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S—— in Childhood on the Nursery floor

Blake manuscript - Notebook 1808 - 12 Stothard in Childhood on the Nursery floor

Edited text:[1]Edit


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S[tothard] in Childhood on the Nursery floor
Was extreme Old & most extremely poor.
He is grown old & rich & what he will:
He is extreme old & extreme poor still.

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The original text:[2]Edit


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S—— in Childhood on the Nursery floor
Was extreme Old & most extremely poor
He is grown old & rich & what he will
He is extreme old & extreme poor still

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NotesEdit

  1. "Blake Complete Writings", ed. Geoffrey Keynes, pub. OUP 1966/85, p. 539.
  2. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 508.
 

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.